Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Ex Juris Definition:

Latin: outside of the jurisdiction.

In law, ex juris means outside of the jurisdiction, usually in terms of a court of law and the exposure of a foreign litigant to the grasp of that Court.

For example, a corporation created and based in Japan could be said to be ex juris of the Canadian courts.

Similarly, a defendant outside of the territorial jurisdiction of a Court, but sued within that Court, is said to be ex juris.

In the formal delivery of court documents, called service, many jurisdictions have special rules for serving a person outside of the court's territorial jurisdiction. This rule is called the ex juris service rule. For example, Rule 70 of the 2010 Alberta Rules of Court is called Service ex juris and refers to:

"... service of a ... notice outside Alberta...."

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